LG Rollable phone’s purported unboxing video has been shared online by a Korean YouTuber. The video also highlights the specifications of the smartphone. The YouTuber shows that the display can expand with a simple three-finger swipe. LG first showed the handset during the CES 2021 press conference in January 2021. The brand later announced that it was exiting the smartphone market to focus on electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, and other growth areas. Nearly a year later, an alleged hands-on video of the phone had also surfaced online.
Jeoljit Research Institute, a Korean YouTuber, has shared an unboxing video of the LG Rollable smartphone. The video shows that the display of the can be expanded with a three-finger swipe. The YouTuber has also shared some key specifications of the phone. The box of the LG Rollable slides horizontally, similar to the phone’s expanding mechanism, to reveal the handset, as per the video. Inside the box, apart from the phone, LG packs a charging adapter, a charging cable, and some documentations.
LG Rollable specifications (rumoured)
LG Rollable, as per the video, sports a 6.8-inch curved pOLED display when not in its expanded state. With a simple three-finger swipe, the touchscreen expands to offer a 7.4-inch curved pOLED display. There is another display on the rear panel that shows some widgets, including a clock, calendar, and a music player widget. It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and at least 256GB of inbuilt storage.
The Rollable also features a dual rear camera setup with an LED flash. The handset sports a 64-megapixel primary rear camera and a 12-megapixel secondary camera, according to the video. The handset packs a 4,500mAh battery and weighs about 285g, as per the video. Moreover, the software of the LG Rollable automatically adjusts the aspect ratio for different applications when the screen is expanded.
At the front, the LG Rollable appears with a thick chin on top and bottom of the display. In the top left corner of the front panel, the phone is shown to feature a pill-shaped cutout to house the selfie camera. The YouTuber also highlighted that the handset features a charging port at the bottom. When pressure is applied on the display, it bends a little as well, according to the YouTuber. To access the SIM tray, a user has to expand the display.
The decision was taken by the company to focus its resources on electric vehicle components, connected devices, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other growth areas, according to LG. In July this year, a hands-on video of the LG Rollable had surfaced online.